So fresh off my last crash flight, I rebuilt the HEX, made up some ghetto landing gear from the other broken landing gear and had flown it successfully (manually) a few times.
Time to try another autonomous flight.
So the plan was pretty simple, a nice routine flight around our perimeter.
Batteries charged, I headed out to basically waypoint (1), or home. Where I launched it manually, hovered it, the flipped it into Auto-mode to execute the flight plan.
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Having already smashed my Blade QX350 you’d a thought I’d be a little more careful. But no. On Matthew’s 6th birthday I thought I’d take the Hex out for a spin and document the White Death that had come down upon us the previous day. If it’s going to be cold, might as well have snow.
So I strapped the legacy Contour HD camera to the Hex and took it out for a spin.
Changes since the most recent flight included, the landing gear, and the weight of the camera. Should have probably re-tuned it but I didn’t.
The plan was simple. Start it up in the driveway, and execute an Auto-Flight that would circle the property filming the spectacular views. Best laid plans.
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